Lesson 2 - Scaffolding
You will learn how to layer the learning experience, so your clients can not only learn new knowledge, but see it in action, then use it to create change immediately.
It's not just about putting modules or lessons in the right order. It's about understanding how adults learn, and how they learn most effectively by being lead through a learning journey that piques their interest, then keeps them engaged, eager to find out more and get excited about the benefits they'll see when they apply their new knowledge.
When you don't scaffold the learning experience?
Much the same as omitting outcomes from your content, your learners won't get the necessary stages they need to process before they can apply their new knowledge - so the new information will either go straight over their heads, they'll get confused, or they'll not know how to use the knowledge effectively in their own lives. In other words, the learning experience will have been a waste of time.
I often get asked 'how much content is too much content?' when clients are trying to put together their presentations, workshops or courses. The answer is simple, and will be very clear to you once you've done the Pre-Reading (link below, just in case you don't think you need the whole lesson).
In essence, it's all about following Bloom's Taxonomy: recognise the theory, identify it in action, apply the new knowledge in context. No idea what I'm talking about? This lesson (or at least the pre-reading article below,) is for you!
Not sure you need this lesson?
This article will demonstrate what you need to give to your client and how much of it. Not sure what I mean? I will play a little game with you to show you what a lot of content delivery unfortunately looks like online to others. Come and play with me!
Want to first check out all the lessons in Curriculum Development?
Lesson 101: structure needs-based, outcomes-driven learning experiences that get results.
Lesson 1: create discrete modules of learning that have client centred, realistic goals to work towards.
Lesson 3: stay organised, on track and sane during the content planning, creating, delivering and reviewing phases.
Lesson 4: ensure efficiency and productivity in your business.